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My Story as a Single Mom

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My Story as a Single Mom As a traditional Mexican woman, I never thought divorce was going to be part of my story. The last few years have been a challenging transition period for me, my son, and my now ex-husband.  After many months of dealing with the stress of divorce and handling it to the best of my ability,…

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The relationship with an addict

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The Relationship with an Addict Maintaining a relationship with an addict is not easy. The drink or drug they are hooked on becomes the center of their life, and their partner and family eventually take a back seat, along with anything other than the addiction. As the addiction becomes more intense, the addict is no longer able to take care…

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Weight loss and what no one talks about

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Weight loss and what no one talks about Few things are as inspiring as a drastic change in eating and lifestyle habits. In the typical narrative that wraps around the weight loss issue, we usually focus on the obvious, like the health benefits, that good dose of self-esteem it brings, or a higher quality of sleep. Although it is true that…

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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021

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Languor: The Dominant Emotion of 2021 That discomfort you feel is called languor and it is the dominant emotion of 2020 and 2021. It is described as a feeling of stagnation and emptiness.  Symptoms of languor include: mental exhaustion, lack of motivation, and numbness. Many of us have been feeling trapped, in a kind of limbo. Life seems to us…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments 

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments Multiple options regarding the type of rehab individuals offered for drug addiction are available. At the most basic level, the options are inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. The difference is the manner in which these programs allow individuals to receive treatment and then function outside of the treatment location.  It is important to know whether you’re an…

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Suing Big Pharma

Ohio begins a lawsuit against the largest 5 pharmaceutical companies developing prescription opioids and is setting the tone for accountability and responsibility in the heroin addiction and opioid epidemic in the United States. Ohio is the second state after Mississippi to go after the pharmaceutical companies regarding their current heroin addiction epidemic. Ohio has recently seen an exponential growth in…

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Drug Rehabilitation

What makes communities safer? Incarceration or drug rehabilitation? As we prepare to see the impacts of Jeff Session’s mandatory minimums of drug cases, we look back on the 80’s drug war and the apparent reduced crime rate. With people behind bars for mandatory minimums, we simply want to remind those with strong feelings about alcohol and drug abuse the importance…

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Addiction San Diego

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For students, the relief from exam stress, studying and being away from family, loved ones and a social structure, is many times an under supervised and unscheduled space where alcohol and drug abuse is easily taken to the next level. We want to invite you at La Jolla Recovery in San Diego to reach out for questions whether a loved…

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Celebrity Recovery

We commend Pete Davidson from SNL to speak about his sobriety and in a humorous yet honest way be genuine about the struggles and journey. It is said that comedy equals tragedy plus time. The timing couldn’t be better. In a time of opiate addiction from prescriptions to heroin and alcoholism affecting colleges and the mental health of many, a…

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San Diego Sober Living

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A San Diego Charger Taking On SobrietyFrom the limelight to the light of sharing hope Ryan Leaf, a San Diego Charger, continues to push the yards with his passion for sobriety, pride of resilience in his story of overcoming addiction and persistence to push beyond the stigma of alcohol and drug abuse in sports. Sober for some years, he speaks...
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